WHY TURKEY SHOULD JOIN THE EUROPEAN UNION: ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR OF TURKISH MEMBERSHIP

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Valeri Modebadze
Fatih Mehmet

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One of the main objectives of Turkish foreign policy is to integrate Turkey in the European Union. Over the last decades, Turkey has unsuccessfully tried to join the European Union. For various reasons (economic, political, and social), European leaders have blocked the attempts of Turkey to join the European Union. There is a widespread belief in Europe that Turkish membership poses a threat to the stability and security of the European Union. This article explains why Europe needs Turkey and why Turkey's integration into EuroAtlantic structures should not be seen as a danger but as an opportunity for economic progress and development of Europe.

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Modebadze, V. ., & Fatih Mehmet. (2021). WHY TURKEY SHOULD JOIN THE EUROPEAN UNION: ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR OF TURKISH MEMBERSHIP. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, 1(2). Retrieved from https://e-jlia.com/index.php/jlia/article/view/24
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Valeri Modebadze, American University for Humanities, Department of Social Sciences, Tbilisi, Georgia

Valeri Modebadze has a Ph.D. in International Relations and Politics from the International Black Sea University. He served as an Assistant Professor of International Relations and Politics at International Black Sea University, Tbilisi, Georgia between 2010 and 2012. Valeri Modebadze has been an Associate Professor of Political Science at American University for Humanities since 2012 in Tbilisi.He delivered lectures at different subjects of Political Science and International Relations, such as Political Ideologies, Politics and Governance, Public Policy, Conflict Resolution, and Analyzing Political Systems of Europe. He has published several articles at different prestigious journals.

Fatih Mehmet, Canik Basari University, Department of Political Sciences and International Relations, Turkey

Fatih Mehmet Sayin has a PhD in International Relations from the School of Social and Political Sciences at Ivane Javakhishvili State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. The title of his thesis is "Cyprus Problem in the Integration of Turkey to the European Union". He served as an Assistant Professor at The International Black Sea University at the Department of International Relations between 2009 and 2011. Fatih Mehmet Sayin is currently Assistant Professor at the School of Political Sciences and International Relations at Canik Basari University. Dr. Sayin has published several articles at different prestigious journals. He delivered lectures at different subjects of Political Science and International Relations, such as Introduction to International Relations, Theory of International Relations, Research Methodology and Analyzing Political Systems of Europe.

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